Bouyoucos Conference on Inositol Phosphates in the Soil–Plant–Animal System

Monday 22nd: Morning Session

Section A: Analytical procedures for the determination of inositol phosphates

Chair: Ian McKelvie

8:30 – 9:10: Pushpa Murthy, Michigan Tech., USA

Identification of inositol phosphates by NMR spectroscopy: unravelling structural diversity

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9:10 – 9:50: William Cooper, Florida State University, USA

Analysis of inositol phosphates by mass spectrometry

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9:50 – 10:10: Tetsuro Mimura, Kobe University, Japan

Inositol hexakisphosphate synthesis in plant suspension-cultured cells and measurement of inositol phosphate isomers with anion chromatography

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10:10 – 10:40: Break


Section B: Inositol phosphates and phytase in animal nutrition

Chair: Cecil Forsberg

10:40 – 11:20: Victor Raboy, USDA–ARS Aberdeen, USA

Inositol phosphates in plants and development of low phytate germplasm

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11:20 – 12:00: Ed Mullaney, USDA–ARS New Orleans, USA

Phytases: attributes, catalytic mechanisms, and applications

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12:00 – 12:20: Elizabeth Grabau, Virginia Tech., USA

Characterizing steps in phytic acid biosynthesis as targets for manipulating inositol phosphate metabolism in soybean

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12:20 – 14:00: Lunch